Russia says halt in Aleppo bombing will be extended

Russia launched its Syrian bombing campaign in September 2015Moscow said Tuesday that Russian and Syrian warplanes have not conducted any air strikes on the city of Aleppo for the last seven days and are upholding a moratorium on bombing. “All flights by Russian and Syrian air forces have been completely halted in a 10-kilometre zone around Aleppo since October 18,” senior military official Sergei Rudskoi said at a briefing. “The moratorium on air strikes by Russian and Syrian planes around the city will be extended,” he added, without specifying a timeframe.

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